The highly-anticipated Resident Evil 2 remake is right around the corner, and if you’ve got your Raccoon City Police Department badge polished and you’ve got your Jill sandwiches packed then you’re almost as prepared as I am for the launch.
Fans of the classic 1998 original will be very pleased to know that the 2019 version of the game is going to be a helluva lot longer than the PlayStation One version.
The original would usually take around seven hours to complete, ignoring speedruns of the game. The new one, however, will take around 20 hours to complete if you play as both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Thanks, Capcom!
At a recent promo event, the game’s director Kazunori Kadoi and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi confirmed the news, explaining each of the character’s campaign should take around ten hours to complete [via Wccftech].
It was also revealed that your second playthrough of the game is going to be shorter than your first thanks to a few shared sequences for Claire and Leon.
If 20 hours just isn’t enough zombie-killing time for you, don’t panic, because the game also has its Tofu Survivor and Fourth Survivor modes to keep you busy.
If you choose to tackle the game on hard mode, you might find yourself taking a little longer than expected. The official Resident Evil Twitter confirmed that one of the series’ staples will be returning for those looking for a challenge. Yes, you can choose to play and save your game only with ink ribbons, which will be in limited supply around the map. For those who yearn for the days before the autosave, this is going to be pure joy.
Those who try to take on #RE2 on hard mode will face optional challenges!
Ink ribbons will be the only way to save your game, and no autosaving will be available.
Use your ink ribbons wisely, as they come in a limited supply… pic.twitter.com/yOItSxJPBO
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) January 17, 2019
Check out GameByte clear the Resi 2 demo below!
Resident Evil 2 releases on 25 January, 2019 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.